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Name: Anna Beere

Burial Number: 0141

Gender: Female

Occupation: Nurse; Domestic Servant;

Born: 00/00/1797

Died: 08/03/1888

Buried: 09/03/1888


Anna was born about 1837 in Uplyme, near Lyme Regis in Devon. Her father, William, was a Cheese Dealer in Uplyme and Anna Maria was the 3rd child of William and wife Lydia’s six children. William was born in Uplyme in about 1810, Lydia in Axminster in about 1806. There were several Beere families in Uplyme, including William’s parents, Charles and Ann.
The family was still in Uplyme in 1851, the oldest 2 boys now Labourers.
Anna’s younger brother, Levi, became a property developer in Yeovil, and was also a Cheese Merchant.

In 1861 Anna was a Nurse in Plymouth (a move of over 70 miles) in the household of Captain John Edward and Mary Davis, looking after their five children (they were to have 8 altogether). He was a Naval Captain, born in Gosport, retired by 1871 and by then living in Park Row, Greenwich with 4 children and two Domestic Servants – Anna Maria and Eliza Cooke. Wife Mary was born in Cheam. Son Percy was also in the Navy, working in the Office for Nautical Almanacs.

By 1881 Anna was living with Mary Jane Davis, now widowed, in Grafton Road, Worthing as a General Domestic Servant. There were just the two of them in the household.
Between 1881 and 1888 Mary Jane moved to St Michael’s Road, where Anna died.

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Anna Beere

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 8 Plot: 2

Exact Location (what3words): unit.clubs.dame

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Anna Maria Beer who after a long and faithful service entered into her rest March 8th 1888 aged 91 years."Well done good and faithful servant" "Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord"

Further Information


Name: Anna Maria Beere

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1797

Town: Lyme Regis

County: Devon

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 08/03/1888

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 3: St Michael's Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at Uplyme, Lyme Regis, Devon – William Beere, Cheesemaker; Lydia, Wife; six children


Living in Plymouth – Captain John Edward Davis, Mary Davis, five children, Anna Beere, Nurse;


Living in Park Row, Greenwich – Captain John Edward Davis, Mary Davis, four children, Anna Beere, Domestic Servant; Eliza Cooke, Domestic Servant


Living in Grafton Road, Worthing – Eliza Jane Davis, Widow; Anna Beere, General Domestic Servant.

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.